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by Lux_avi
11 Jun 2024, 12:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2024
Replies: 438
Views: 118921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2024

I'm not a specialist but it looks crazy to me that they don't have 2 or 3 spare engines...? Even when there is no shortage, wide-body engines are too expensive for small airlines to keep a spare or two just in case. You can buy a few used A320s for the cost of a new Trent 700. But anyway you need e...
by Lux_avi
05 Jun 2024, 20:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 29428

Re: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines

Atlantis wrote: 05 Jun 2024, 18:46 To the South not bcs that will overkill and they know this.
Overkill from Norwegian but not for Vueling, Transavia, SN, TUI, Corendon & co? :?
They have bases in Spain too, so why not?
by Lux_avi
31 May 2024, 22:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2024
Replies: 438
Views: 118921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2024

Some "food for thought" , This trend is becoming increasingly common among Belgian Francophone customers. Feedback is reaching travel agencies, including in the African market... The article fails to point out the real problem: language skills of Francophone candidates for the position of...
by Lux_avi
29 May 2024, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 29428

Re: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines

I will tell you. The total foreign investments, in Flanders alone, for 2023 was 5 billion euro and created in the same year extra 4.596 jobs and this for 265 projects. Both figures are much higher then what is SN, TUI etc worth. It created even more jobs. 2022 was a record year with 6.540 created j...
by Lux_avi
28 May 2024, 19:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 29428

Re: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines

Atlantis wrote: 28 May 2024, 17:53
Same for Vueling and Transavia. When they see the huge demand in Belgium to fly to the Mediterranean, they will do.

Think international, it brings so much more. Don't blame those carriers, blame the Belgian labor costs.
"It brings so much more".

What exactly, and to who?
by Lux_avi
28 May 2024, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 29428

Re: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines

Fun fact: SN will add flights on some destinations served.....by Vueling...from Brussels Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia will get more flights. Only flights to Barcelona will be reduced. Of course! They have to fight against competition or it's a lost battle in advance... This will not bring ...
by Lux_avi
28 May 2024, 10:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 29428

Re: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines

Nothing to do with it. But if the own airline, and it's even not a Belgian airline but a German one 😉, cannot do it, don't sit in the corner and cry. Business is business and if there are others who can fill the gap bcs there is a huge demand, why not? Why refuse them? Free market. BTW, Virgin Expr...
by Lux_avi
27 May 2024, 21:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 29428

Re: BRU Winter 2024-2025: News, new routes, airlines

So far, Vueling plans to increase winter ops by 30% ⚠ May vary depending on weeks Alicante : 5 ► 7 Barcelona : 24 ► 25 Bilbao : 3 Malaga : 1 ► 4 Sevilla : 2 Valencia : 2 ► 7 W23 = 37.weekㅤㅤㅤS24 = 53ㅤㅤㅤW24 = 48 Very good to see Vueling doing good. It was a pity that they closed their base after Ryan...
by Lux_avi
19 May 2024, 19:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2024
Replies: 46
Views: 23057

Re: Air Belgium in 2024

An article based on a Facebook post as the only source, just saying… The source is not Facebook. The source is the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka. A post on Facebook nevertheless! The statement made by the Guild is clearly wrong, as the captain didn’t deny boarding, he refused to downgrade one p...
by Lux_avi
19 May 2024, 19:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2024
Replies: 46
Views: 23057

Re: Air Belgium in 2024

The original news comes from the ALPGSL itself : https://www.facebook.com/ALPGSLOfficial/posts/pfbid0go5WXWrM4mTfu5y1BAapYDC3e1MS5uebYVAfbXrdGLF5quQqAkCBhwjXsyS2jgsxl An article based on a Facebook post as the only source, just saying… The source is not Facebook. The source is the Airline Pilots Gu...
by Lux_avi
15 May 2024, 11:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI Airline in 2024
Replies: 28
Views: 15704

Re: TUI Airline in 2024

TUIFly Belgium received its brand new B737-MAX8 yesterday, OO-TMS.
by Lux_avi
12 May 2024, 19:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2024: cargo routes & news
Replies: 28
Views: 11385

Re: Brucargo 2024: cargo routes & news

sn26567 wrote: 12 May 2024, 18:40
Atlantis wrote: 11 May 2024, 08:45 Inbound cargo is full of fresh fish...
Also dolphins that the Faroe Islands are accused of massacring? (I know, dolphins are not fish)
What does this have to do with LATAM flying from South America to BRU?
by Lux_avi
10 May 2024, 13:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4838
Views: 2358823

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

DELTA KLM AF has over 35 destination in USA and DN. With sometimes 2 or 3 flights a day. Also UK is primary market, as Scandinavia and Poland. AMS and CDG are huge Hubs with many African destinations. Thanks to genius CS and his sergeants SN stands there in its underwear. UA would already have done...
by Lux_avi
09 May 2024, 12:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-KJK-LGG-OST in 2024
Replies: 39
Views: 20615

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-KJK-LGG-OST in 2024

Dense fog. I understand the density of fog but why is UA 999 diverted when just behind it DL140 lands...the airport has the same equipment for both planes...the two planes have different equipment? The only two flights that had to hold and divert are 78s. EBBR 20240509T0550.png Equipment / crew cer...
by Lux_avi
04 May 2024, 18:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2024
Replies: 438
Views: 118921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2024

Let's see things pragmatically - the business model fo the airline follows the customer demand. You can catch up some seasonality via maintenance, but not if peaks/lows are extreme. Thus, there are two options : - you design your own business model so that you have part time employees working mainl...
by Lux_avi
01 May 2024, 14:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2024
Replies: 438
Views: 118921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2024

Reliance on wet leases as a strategy concerns me not a little. This is not a strategy shared by the other (so-called) full-service carriers Brussels wants to compete with, and for a reason: pretty hard to maintain consistent hard/soft product standards. If wet leases are not strategically deployed,...
by Lux_avi
01 May 2024, 10:04
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Goedkopevliegtuigtickets.be experience & questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2708

Re: Goedkopevliegtuigtickets.be experience & questions

Have a look on trustpilot.

I personally always avoid booking through third party websites, it’s always a mess if there is any problem with your booking, or should you require assistance for any reason.
by Lux_avi
30 Apr 2024, 17:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2024
Replies: 438
Views: 118921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2024

Interview with the CFO : Brussels Airlines unable to wet-lease this summer Have you concluded any wet-lease agreements for this year? We haven't found any. Wet-lease airlines are often more interested in leasing for a whole year and not just for one season. There's a shortage of supply on the marke...
by Lux_avi
30 Apr 2024, 10:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1996
Views: 1010399

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Today disruptions & delays again due to a "technical issue" with the luggage sorting system within the airport :roll:
by Lux_avi
29 Apr 2024, 18:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2024
Replies: 438
Views: 118921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2024

crew1990 wrote: 25 Apr 2024, 14:38 The painting of an A320 take approximatively 1 week
It took 17 days for Amare.